Just in: 75% of Latino Catholics back Obama in Pew Poll — won’t back Republicans who have been hostile towards Latin immigrant communityFriday, October 19th, 2012
Despite all the smoke and mirrors that are out there, we have known all along how Latino Catholics feel about Republican political candidates who are hostile
towards the Latino community.
The Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a history of not supporting the DREAM Act when he was the Massachusetts Governor. Little does Romney know how many undocumented Irish immigrants are living in the state of Massachusetts who benefited from the Deferred Action President Obama gave.
However, the Arizona Catholic Church leadership here in Arizona is causing Latinos to question the Catholic leadership’s spinal fortitude in doing what is right here locally and in Arizona.
We are still waiting to see if any major Catholic Newspapers or the local Arizona Catholic diocese will condemn Sheriff Joe Arpaio since Arpaio is a member of the Catholic Church and take a look at Independent Candidate Mike Stauffer for Maricopa County Sheriff).
For the record, Mike Stauffer has officially supported the Utah Compact and is a good Catholic who has no domestic violence background in his history — and as a woman, I cannot support Paul Penzone who has a domestic violence police record in his history.
The Catholic leadership here in Arizona has only a couple of weeks (before election day) to publicly condemn Sheriff Joe Arpaio in light of the mysterious Mexican deaths he is responsible for and is occurring in his prison. In fact, a Latino Veteran of the Armed Forces died in Arpaio’s jail. I am a veteran of the Armed Forces who served in Gulf War I, and I cried and was deeply troubled when I learnt a former military soldier and veteran died under the rule and iron fist of Arpaio. Indeed Veterans should receive just treatment because they are the ones who risk their lives for this great Nation.
Will the Arizona Catholic leadership take a pro life position with regard to what is happening to my people in Joe Arpaio’s prison systems?
The Tequila Party Movement has been protesting the Tea party favorite Sheriff Joe Arpaio at his own Catholic Church, see here. We battled it out with the Tea Party during our first protest and our protests reached the news in Fountain Hills (Arpaio’s own backyard). Our protests of Arpaio were also well documented by other local and national media outlets.
Will the Arizona Catholic leadership be remembered in history as turning a blind eye to Chicano needs and the Mexican-American community?
In the meantime, enjoy the story below where 75% Latino Americans are behind Obama.